The Guidance  (1.1)

  1. NO ARFs! Fiberglass fuse is acceptable.
  2. The work must be performed by you.
  3. The model can be constructed from sheet foam, built-up balsa, composits or a monocoque structure to a resin impregnated material such as fiberglass, carbon fiber, Kevlar or Wood.
  4. The model must be a fixed wing or variable geometry wing aircraft utilizing any acceptable propulsion that Little Field can support (e.g. Nitro, Gas, Electric or EDF). We have not researched pulse jets, but if the field meets the requirement, it is okay. Gas turbines are not authorized. If the aircraft has no propulsion at all, a high start, tow plane or winch system will be allowed to launch the aircraft.
  5. Balsa-covered foam cored wings are permissible.
  6. Aircraft must remain under the 55 pounds limit.
  7. At least 20 pictures must be shared with the club via the website or Facebook during the construction prior to May 31st, 2019.
  8. It is permissible to continue a project that was started previously so long as at least half of the effort remains in construction. Motor and radio install is not considered a part of construction.
  9. The club will host a Maiden Day at Little Field (TBD)
  10. The Aircraft cannot be flown prior to the Maiden Day. Pilots are encouraged to break in their engines prior to the event.
  11. Prior to the maiden flight, the aircraft will be inspected by at least one other member to ensure the aircraft is safe and ready for the flight.
  12. Following all flights on the Maiden Day, all members present at the field will vote on the most outstanding model from a field of aircraft that "succeeded" during their maiden flight. A "successful" flight is one where the aircraft is able to make a second flight following the maiden without repair. The results will be the "Popular Vote" and constitute 50% of the total points possible.
  13. The other 50% of the points awarded will be judged independently by three different judges, assigned by the president, and spread equally from the following five areas:
       (a) Construction Skill    (d) Attention to scale and/or Originality
       (b) Finishing                (e) Radio Install
       (c) Airworthiness
  14. The builder can hire a mercenary pilot for the maiden flight if nerves or lack of skill may result in the builder being awarded the crash trophy for the year.
  15. The winner will receive the KARCS Master Builder Hat, be the next awardee of the KARCS Master Builder Perpetual Trophy and have the choice of either his/her dues in the KARCS or the AMA covered by the Club. Second place will get whatever the winner did not want.
  16. The President reserves the right to change, modify or completely rewrite these rules in order to ensure the most participation and fun possible by the most members possible. Any ties or "issues" will be resolved by a council comprised of the President, the Vice President and the Secretary/Treasurer.

Questions & entry applications should be sent to the president (


Greg Tinius Greg is doing a (near) total Slick rebuild.
Before Before
Before Before
Before Covering removed

Duane Barrett Duane has selected a 3D-printed plastic plane
A part printing. Close up of print.
A wing tip is born. Inboard wing section.
Left wing tip. Left wing waitin for aileron.
Outboard wing section. A wing tip.
Fuselage piece two, side view. Fuselage piece two, end view.
Fuselage piece three. Fuselage piece four.
Fuselage piece five. Fuselage coming together.
Fuselage coming together. Main gear, maybe.
Tail feathers have appeared. Tail feathers have appeared.
Nose section with a motor fitted. Steerable, shock absorbing
(with rubber band added) nose gear
Wing test fit. Wing test fit.


KC Patton KC has selected a SIG Doubler for the competition
The Plans I'm building the race wing first
and the standard wing later.
Formers & horiz tail carbon tracings. Walking from the shop to the house in the snowstorm.
Fuselage formers tracings
Race wing rib template
Sacrificial lumber
Horizontal stab and elevator
Vertical stab and rudder
Four fuselage formers
Race wing ribs.
The first fuselage former.
Here's a start on the fuselage.
Progress on the fuselage.
Hey, it sprouted feathers!
Hey!!! I got legs!
Hey, a good use for my old PZ T-28 nose gear steering unit.
The wing is starting to take shape.
Hey, this strip-maker thingy made things just tooooooo easy! I couldn't stop at one. The plans didn't have ailerons. This is my departure from the original.

Now I know how Orville and Wilber felt.

What happened?
Directional control?
Now you see me,
now you don't.
Options for weight control.
Options for weight control.
Ready for covering. How did they put the squirrels in there?

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